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1931 Sr. 2019

Sr. Anne Peter Motto

September 5, 1931 — March 9, 2019

Born:   Mary Ellen Motto on September 5, 1931 in Utica, NY

Died:   March 9, 2019

Daughter of Rocco and Anna Tartaglia Motto of Utica, NY.

Sister Anne Peter was received into the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, NY, at St. Elizabeth Motherhouse on August 15, 1955, and professed her final religious vows on August 16, 1962.  Sister faithfully lived the mission of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany for more than 60 years. 

Sister attended elementary school at Roscoe Conkling School in Utica from 1937–1945 and graduated from Utica Catholic High School in 1949. Sister Anne Peter graduated from St. Elizabeth Teacher College in Allegany, NY, (now part of St. Bonaventure University) where she earned a. B.S. in Education in 1971. 

Sister Anne Peter began her ministry in education as a grade school teacher.  From 1956-1974, she taught in parish schools in Westville and Pomona, NJ; Rome, Olean (St. John School), Niagara Falls and Alden, NY; Alexandria, VA and Miami, FL. 

In 1978, Sister was welcomed home to St. Elizabeth Motherhouse where she held the position of Receptionist and Switch Board Operator.  Although Sister Anne Peter formally retired in 1993, she kept herself active with handmade crafts and various types of puzzles.

Sister Anne Peter is predeceased by her parents and an uncle, George Motto. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 14, 2019 in the Chapel of St. Elizabeth Motherhouse, followed by burial in St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Allegany, New York.

The funeral arrangements are under the direction of Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc. 646 East State Street, Olean, New York.   (For obituary and condolences, visit

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday, March 14, 2019

9:30 - 10:30 am (Eastern time)

St. Elizabeth Motherhouse Chapel

115 East Main Street, Allegany, NY 14706

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